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written by Wolfgang Christian, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox
The Optics Interference program simulates a ripple tank by showing the intensity of waves produced by one or more point sources. Adding multiple point sources creates easily observable interference patterns showing constructive and destructive interference. Users can add point sources, move them around, and change their wavelength.

Optics Inteference is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the optics_interference.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Other programs provide additional visualizations.  They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics or OSP.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java.
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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Interference
= Interference From Two Sources
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- application/java
- application/pdf
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Access Rights:
Free access
License:
This material is released under a GNU General Public License Version 3 license.
Rights Holder:
2009: Wolfgang Christian. Details available at http://www.opensourcephysics.org/misc/copyright.html.
Type:
Java Archive File
PACSs:
01.50.hv
07.05.Tp
04.20.-q
Keywords:
constructive interference, destructive interference, interference, ripple tank, ripple tank simulation, wave interference
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created November 4, 2009 by Anne Cox
Record Updated:
July 8, 2013 by Bruce Mason
Last Update
when Cataloged:
November 4, 2009
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AIP Format
W. Christian, M. Belloni, and A. Cox, Computer Program OPTICS INTERFERENCE: RIPPLE TANK PROGRAM (2009), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9611&DocID=1397).
AJP/PRST-PER
W. Christian, M. Belloni, and A. Cox, Computer Program OPTICS INTERFERENCE: RIPPLE TANK PROGRAM (2009), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9611&DocID=1397>.
APA Format
Christian, W., Belloni, M., & Cox, A. (2009). Optics Interference: Ripple Tank Program [Computer software]. Retrieved November 24, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9611&DocID=1397
Chicago Format
Christian, W, M. Belloni, and A. Cox. "Optics Interference: Ripple Tank Program." http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9611&DocID=1397 (accessed 24 November 2014).
MLA Format
Christian, Wolfgang, Mario Belloni, and Anne Cox. Optics Interference: Ripple Tank Program. Computer software. 2009. Java 1.5, Java Archive File.24 Nov. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9611&DocID=1397>.
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